1 Timothy 3:11
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English Standard Version
Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

King James Bible
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

American Standard Version
Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The women in like manner chaste, not slanderers, but sober, faithful in all things.

English Revised Version
Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Weymouth New Testament
Deaconesses, in the same way, must be sober-minded women, not slanderers, but in every way temperate and trustworthy.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Their wives (γυναῖκας)

Probably correct, although some find a reference to an official class of women - deaconesses (so Ellicott, Holtzmann, Alford). But the injunction is thrown incidentally into the admonition concerning Deacons, which is resumed at 1 Timothy 3:12; and if an official class were intended we should expect something more specific than γυναῖκας women or wives without the article. A Deacon whose wife is wanting in the qualities required in him, is not to be chosen. She would sustain an active relation to his office, and by her ministries would increase his efficiency, and by frivolity, slander, or intemperance, would bring him and his office into disrepute.

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Leviticus 21:7,13-15 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband...

Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away...

Luke 1:5-6 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia...

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...

be. See on ver.

1 Timothy 3:4 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

not.

Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Psalm 50:20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Jeremiah 9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant...

Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...

*Gr:

Revelation 12:9,10 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

sober.

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober...

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

*Gr:

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

faithful. See on ch.

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service...

Cross References
Romans 1:29
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,

1 Timothy 3:2
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

2 Timothy 3:3
heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,

Titus 2:3
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

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